During the weekend of the 11th-13th December, Belfast City Cemetery and Community Arts Partnership hosted an open session at the Public Baby Plot.
Members of the families of those who have lost little ones and empathisers from the public came along and left flowers and sets of words as requested for the “All Names Known” creative public consultation.
Some of these people also shared their thoughts about the space and what they feel they would like to see as a representation of those who have been laid to rest in this space. Their comments are moving, compassionate and show immense courage.
The consultation continues until the 15th January, people are asked to send us their sets of words. There are also papermaking workshops from the flowers which have been left over this past weekend and dates for these sessions are to be confirmed shortly.
If you would like to attend, please register on the online form so that adequate preparations can be made.
SandsNI is available to help should anyone feel they need support within of the theme of this art consultation.
An effective way for people who live outside Belfast (especially those living places outside Northern Ireland) and for empathisers to engage in the consultation is for them to send in “words”:
- 3 words describing what the Public Baby Plot means to you and
- 3 words describing your thoughts regarding the memorial.
Your voice will be heard through these words. Many beautiful, heartfelt words have already been sent to CAP and Carole is happy to receive more.
Please send them to Carole Kane at Community Arts Partnership, 3-5 Commercial Court | Belfast | BT1 2NB Northern Ireland or email: firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 26th February.